Latin America URTeC 2023 will be held in the Puerto Madero central business district in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital and largest city.
Buenos Aires entices visitors with a unique combination of European and South American appeal. With its broad boulevards, neoclassical architecture, and a slew of avant-garde museums, this cultured metropolis has earned the moniker "Paris of South America."
Puerto Madero is a revamped dockside area, whose converted redbrick buildings contain upscale steakhouses popular with tourists and businesspeople who frequent the area on their lunch hour. Sleek skyscrapers house multinational corporations and high-value apartments. Trails loop around several lakes at the wildlife-rich Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, which draws families and joggers.
One of the area’s most emblematic features is the Puente de la Mujer (Women’s Bridge), a graceful suspension bridge that spans the docks.
Rich in culture and art, Buenos Aires is full of life and offers many opportunities to explore. With a lively tango dancing scene and thriving nightlife, visitors can find plenty of activities at all hours.
In addition to the Puerto Madero district, Latin America URTeC participants may be interested in visiting other popular tourist destinations.
Considered one of the best theaters in the world, the facility is known for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction.
This fashionable, upscale neighborhood is lined with cafes, boutiques and galleries and morphs into a street fair on weekends. Found here is also the Recoleta Cemetery, a beautiful place with shadowed walkways and towering marble mausoleums rich in Art Deco, Art Nouveau, baroque and neo-gothic architectural styles.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
A fine museum housing significant works of the European masters from pre-Renaissance days to the present and a vast collection of 19th- and 20th-century Argentine sculptures and paintings.
Architectural landmarks in the city’s oldest neighborhood have been restored, and this revitalized area is distinctly artistic, with cafes, antique shops, cobblestone streets and lots of artists and dancers.
A vibrant neighborhood housing one of the most popular soccer stadiums in South America and posing as the romantic setting for lots of tango street performances.
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. Top attractions in the neighborhood include Retiro Train Station, Torre Monumental, Plaza Roma, and Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.
For information and travel tips, please visit the City of Buenos Aires Tourism website, https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en